Christchurch

A first week away in our van to celebrate a special birthday.

We booked a week in a nice rental property in Christchurch celebrating a special birthday and enjoying driving the new van.

We have our bikes on the towbar carrier – they ride very well and I discovered that disconnecting the tow electrics with the alarm set will set it off so I am going to make an extension to wrap around the bikes before plugging it in.

On Wednesday we visited Jason at Absolute Audio in Amesbury to have our Knewood ICE / Sat Nav fitted with upgrade speakers. The sound is spectacular and Jason’s service is great.

We made the most of the opportunities to cycle around the area with a ride to Sandbanks  for lunch one day and the other direction on the last day. Sue’s birthday we celebrated with a nice meal in a popular restaurant by Christchurch harbour followed by cocktails at the posh hotel next to our rented accomodation.

Our new VW T5.1

Got our new van today, a VW T5.1 Kombi. Really looking forward to using it and to having it converted.

Van Blanc

Although we still have our business van we be driving The VW as it is until the camper conversion is done in a couple of months.

For anyone interested the spec is 140 DSG (Automatic) T30 Highline with several extras such as Xenon lights, removable towbar, side airbags, leisure battery, electric mirrors and VW Thunder alloys.

In August it will be going to Kingfisher Campers to have a full camper van conversion done.